South Korea beats Nigeria 1-0 in the Suwon tournament
In a tournament that will serve as a preparation for the Olympic football tournament, South Korea has beaten Nigeria 1-0.
The other two teams participating in the tournament are Danemark and Honduras. All the four teams are qualified for the Olympics football tournament.
The match started well for South Korea with their first shot on target coming only after 50 seconds. However, Lee Chang-min’s strike was off target, but the host country continued to keep control of the game.
Nigeria, on the other hand, was glad to surrender possession to South Korea and to hit them on counter-attacks. Indeed, with an attack consisting of quick players such as TaiwoAwoniyi and UbongEkpai, Nigeria were quite dangerous throughout the game.
The best chances for South Korea came in the 29th minute when they will get two opportunities in the space of a minute. Moon Chang-jin shot will be saved by the Nigerian goalkeeper and soon after it will be the turn of Hwang to be denied by the keeper. South Korea will keep piling on the pressure afterward, but they will be denied by either poor decision making or by the Nigerian’s keeper heroics.
Nigeria also will have a glorious opportunity to open the scoring through Awoniy. However, this time, it will be the South Korea’s goalkeeper Gu Sung-yun that will steal the show and save the shot. He will also deny Usman, who will fire a shot from outside of the box.
Both teams will miss several chances, and we had to wait for the 85th minute to see the only goal of the game. Choi Kyu-baek will score from his right foot following a Choi Kyoung-rok free-kick.
Nigeria will try to come back into the game after going behind but the goalkeeper will deny them, and the match will end with a South Korea victory.